I'll be honest; I'm a weird guy, and I'm not an egg that cracks easily, but I will when and if the right person comes along. I keep my feelings pretty close to my chest these days, but I'm cautiously hopeful of possibly meeting that one amazing woman that makes me forever lower my guard. If you're not extraordinarily unique and one-of-a-kind, I'm probably not going to be interested in you as anything other than a friend. Friends are good, too, though. Otherwise, I'm happy being alone.
I'm hoping to meet someone that I enjoy being around and have something in common with and go from there, and it seems daunting if you know how particular and eccentric I am. I can guarantee I'm not like anyone else you've ever met, and whether that's a good thing or not probably depends on your own perspective. I almost never message anyone on here, primarily because I just don't "get" most of the people I come across. (Reeeaaalllly sick of the duck faces in your pictures, ladies! Pursing your lips to make them look like a horse's ass is really not cute at all. But I digress...)
I'm intelligent and articulate, and I'm most attracted to others that are as well. I'll take brains over Barbies any day. If your idea of literature is the 50 Shades trilogy, I'm probably not going to like you. Like, at all.
I love movies, weekend getaways, good food, and I'm always open to new adventures. Music is a huge part of my life and career, so any interest in that is welcome. Friends often describe me as "quirky", "an old soul" and "comically cynical". I'm completely fascinated with the idea of fate and asking "what if...".
Basically, if you're looking for a bald, monosyllabic d-bag with an I.Q. of 20 and a soul-patch, then you're better off throwing a rock in any other direction because you're likely to hit one.
I'm not "country" by any stretch of the imagination. I should mention that in case you have a predisposition toward such things. Cowboy hats make me laugh, and "red dirt music" is downright abhorrent. The charm of small-town life is not lost on me, however.
I think I'm a great listener and friend. I genuinely like hearing other people's stories. I'm often the level-headed voice of reason who solves problems when friends are having issues. I often play devil's advocate not to change someone's mind about something, but to encourage them to question and explore why they stand for what they do.
Given my profession, I'm well-versed in all kinds of music, even if I don't like it. And, believe me, there's a lot I don't like, but I'm tolerant.
Regarding personal enjoyment and listening preferences when I'm alone, I tend to gravitate toward British Invasion/British folk, obscure 60's psychedelia/pop/baroque/garage rock, old-school punk, arrogant French pop, old country, avant-garde crooners and some indie.
Recently, this girl told me I was "un-American" when I told her I've never been a fan of Creedance Clearwater Revival. I like Wilco and Tom Waits, though. A lot. They're American. So there's that.
Also, I'm not so myopic to argue that rap isn't a legitimate form of art of *some* sort, but it is NOT, in fact, MUSIC, despite whatever your booty-shaking friends may claim when they're loaded at a club.
2. My pets
4. I drive a lot, so I'd have to say my car. Or at least a car.
5. Diet Mountain Dew. It's like my coffee.
6. Um... soap? I'm a really clean person.
... and why no one gets that STEAL/STALE question right. And why, when someone does, it's counted as an unacceptable answer.
2. You don't type or text using ridiculous internet acronyms such as "c u l8r", or "wrud"... (Yes, my life IS pretty interesting, but I'm not big on providing quarter-hourly updates to someone that can't be troubled to type a cogent sentence.)... Also, please know the difference between "you're" and "your", as well as "to", "too" and "two". I don't have many pet peeves, but that's a big one. I can't truly get to know someone if their communicative skills aren't above grade-school level. I know this sounds judgmental, but there's no excuse for not having a primary language mastered as an adult human.